TOPEKA, Kan. — According to several media sources, Fred Phelps, founder of Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church, passed away Wednesday night.
Phelps Sr., whose church is widely known for its anti-gay sentiments and protests at military funerals, was being cared for in a Shawnee County facility, according to Westboro Baptist Church spokesman Steve Drain.
Members of the church frequently protest at funerals of soldiers with signs containing messages like “Thank God for dead soldiers” and “Thank God for 9/11,” claiming the deaths are God’s punishment for American immorality and tolerance of homosexuality and abortion.
Personally, I always suspected that this guy was really a Leftard whose goal was to make genuine conservative Christians look like a$$holes while taking a swipe at US troops. A “twofer” by Democrat standards.
The reason I say that is because I’ve never seen any homosexuals or pro-abortion activists show up to counter protest his group. And considering how violent the Leftards can get, you’d think one of them would’ve fired bombed his house, the church or took a shot at him. Odd, don’t ya think?
But then again, maybe their shared hatred of the US military trumps their purported pet causes.